Handlebar pouch for camera

Sunday, March 18th, 2007 at 06:05pm

Two weeks ago I mused about taking photos while riding. Last week I picked up a small camera pouch from a computer swap meet for the grand sum of AU$5 with an eye to mounting it on the handlebars of my bike.

Earlier in the week I modified the pouch to remove and extra bit of padding that actually made it more difficult to fit my camera (which is one of the smallest…) and today was the maiden voyage one my ride out to Endeavour Hills and back.

How did it go? Excellent as I was able to take a lot more photos that I normally would. It also gave me a location to store a map of where I was riding, given that I folded it up pretty small. My next action is to make a more secure mount as I don’t quite trust the velcro on the belt loop, at minimum I will add a backup connection to ensure that the pouch doesn’t go far if the velcro lets go.

And here it is (follow the link to flickr to see notes):

What's on my handlebars

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2 Responses to “Handlebar pouch for camera”

  1. Nice. Has it got much padding to protect the camera?

    Damien - March 21st, 2007 at 1:05 am

  2. There isn’t that much padding. However I’m not concerned about that as it doesn’t need much plus it is fairly isolated from shocks by the front suspension. I am no more worried about it here than I was when it was bouncing around in the top of my bag (apart from working out a permanent mount).

    Stephen - March 21st, 2007 at 9:16 pm